Yasmeen Hassan

Anchor/Producer 6:30 News

"I'm honored to be able tell people's stories and be a part of this community."

She grew up all over the East Coast, but went to school in Tucson at the University of Arizona (Bear Down!). After graduating, Yasmeen moved to Phoenix to work in television, producing and reporting for Good Morning Arizona. She is excited about meeting new people, facing new challenges, and taking in everything that the Tri-Cities area has to offer. Yasmeen says the best part of her job is connecting to the community everyday.   YasmeenH@kvewtv.com @YasmeenKAPPKVEW https://www.facebook.com/YasmeenNews


Age to Buy Tobacco in Washington Could Go Up to 21


The King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Board is asking the Legislature to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco in Washington from 18 to 21.
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Hearing Begins for U.S. Soldier Accused of Murder

Lewis Mcchord

 A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenagers as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is appearing in military court, with his lawyer claiming the charges are baseless.
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More then 160,000 People Enroll in Washington's Health Exchange

Washington Healthplanfinder

New data shows that about 164,000 Washington residents have signed up for private health insurance through the state's health care exchange.
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Two Names Removed from Oso Missing List

Oso Landslide

The death toll from the mudslide that hit the Washington community of Oso has risen to 41 -- and just two names remain on the list of people still missing.
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National Group Will Defend Oregon's Gay-Marriage Ban

Gay Marriage

A national group opposed to same-sex marriage says it will seek to defend Oregon's gay-marriage ban from challenges in federal court.
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President Obama to Visit Oso Today

Oso mudslide

President Obama plans to visit the Oso mudslide Tuesday to meet with victim families and first responders one month after a hillside gave way and buried about three dozen homes.
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More Than 100 Oregon Cities Pass Marijuana Moratoriums

Legalizing Marijuana

Medical marijuana cardholders in some parts of Oregon will have to look harder than they had expected for dispensaries where they can obtain the drug.
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U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodger Will Seek Re-Election

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she will seek her sixth term in the U.S. House from Washington's Fifth Congressional District.
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Pasco Schools Earn State's Highest Honor for Student Performance

Pasco School District Logo

State School Superintendent Randy Dorn and State Board of Education Chair Dr. Kristina Mayer announced that Pasco School District elementary schools Chess, McGee, and Angelou are 2013 Washington Achievement Award winners.
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Dutch Bro. Partnering with Pasco High School

dutch bro.

On April 21, Pasco’s Dutch Bros Coffee will donate $1 from every drink sold at their 6609 Burden Blvd. location to support the Pasco High School DECA community service project “It’s a Teen Thing II.”
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Lottery for Recreational Marijuana Stores Starts Today

Marijuana Plants

A lottery is being held this week for 334 licenses the state of Washington plans to issue for the recreational marijuana stores.
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Eastern Oregon University Names Interim President

eastern oregon university

The State Board of Higher Education has named Jay Kenton the interim president of Eastern Oregon University.
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Wenatchee Teacher Returning to Work After Student Drowning

The Wenatchee High School teacher who was fired after a student drowned in the school pool will return to work next term.
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Washington State Rejects Hanford Proposal

Hanford Waste

The state of Washington is rejecting the U.S. Department of Energy's proposal to amend the federal court agreement governing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site.
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Oso Volunteers Likely to be Turned Away

Oso mudslide

Nearly a month after the mudslide hit Oso, hundreds of people are still searching for bodies and clearing debris, but few of them are volunteers.
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Medical Marijuana Moratoriums in 71 Oregon Cities

Medical Marijuana

At least 71 Oregon cities have moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries and more than 40 others are considering one.
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Oregon Reports Significant Jobs Growth in March

Jobs Report

Oregon state economists say March saw the largest one-month increase in jobs since well before the Great Recession.
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An Unprovoked Stranger Attacks a 13-Year-Old On A Walla Walla Bus

bus attack

In a complete random act of violence a 13-year-old Walla Walla boy was punched and hit by a 30-year-old man on a Walla Walla Valley Transit bus while on his way home from school.
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Local 3rd Grade Girl Headed to National Free Throw Shooting Competition

Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith is only in 3rd grade but she has a free throw shooting percentage better than most NBA players.
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Cut-A-Thon: Haircuts For A Cause


Z-Place salon in Kennewick is hosting  a cut-a-thon until 7 p.m. tonight for a good cause.
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